My sunday cheat meal was a bag of chocolate obsession! Chocolate covered, hazel nuts, cashews, macadamia, almonds, yogurt apricots, yogurt cluster, almonds and chocolate mint chip cluster, I die!
The mix of chocolate covered nuts and dried fruits is one of my absolute favourite when I get sweets back home in Sweden. It is called natural candy and you pick and choose yourself. However this was not the case here.
I got the chocolate in Chatswood Westfield from this little chocolate counter. A nice asian man was serving me, but he was giggling and looking at me in a weirdly as I was picking out the chocolates I wanted. When I was about to pay he said ”this is a very strange mix, haha”. How do you respond to that? I have no idea why he felt the need to laugh at me or think that I was strange, but my mix was amazing! haha…
Hope you guys are having a great weekend?!
When it comes to what supplements to take it is a constant debate. What I choose to do is I get Cameron to do my bio signature, which is a pinch test over twelve sites which relates to hormones in your body. What this means is that it can tell you what´s wrong with you internally and depending on where you hold fat will indicate what vitamins and minerals you are lacking.
So I want to share what supplement I choose to take, and the emphasis is on choose!
If I could have it my way, I would choose to only eat the foods that contains all the vitamins and minerals you need for an internal and external health. However this is not the reality! As we all know that meat and vegetables are not as rich in vitamins and minerals as they once were. I therefore feel the need to complement my diet with additional supplementation to support my inner health and recovery from training.
This is what I take in the morning with my breakfast. I have half the meal and then I take 2x Zinc, 1 D3 Excellence, 1 Digestive enzyme and a table-spoon of fish oil.
With lunch I have zinc and digestive enzyme, and with dinner I have digestive enzyme and fish oil.
Zinc boost immunity, and fixes all nutrient deficiencies. Further zinc is a great supplement that promotes fat loss around your thighs, which is one of my problem areas.
Why fish oil?
Why not, it is good for everything!
Why digestive enzyme?
Helps break down protein and helps absorption of all nutrient in the food.
D3 is a vitamin from the sun that has anti cancer properties, helps reduce fat, increase brain function and development, boosts the immune system, protects your heart and it helps with depression.
This is a supplement I would recommend to everyone, but especially for you Swedes that only see the sun half of the year.
Remember that the supplementation is based on individual deficiencies and lack of nutrients. However the supplementation I take is quite a standard and can be a positively complement in anyones diet.
Contact Cameron if you are interested in doing your individual bio signature or purchasing supplements here!
I´m so excited about the weekend! I have so much studying to do, but I´m still so excited to be able to sleep past 7am. Isn´t it scary when your body is set on exactly the time you are ment to get up. This has happened to me the last couple of mornings. I have seriously opened my eyes from deep sleep just before the alarm goes off. So funny how the body works…
I have probably said this before but thought I would reinforce how effective this little technique is if you are fighting cravings. Yesterday was a perfect example of how I was set up to give into cravings. I finished early from school and training, and I hadn´t prepared my second lunch. I wanted something there and then, which often results in giving into cravings and eating something you really didn´t want to eat. I thought about what Jeff a personal trainer in North Sydney told me about sparkling water.
I got myself a bottle of sparkling water and some cashew nuts for the bus ride home to keep me going until I got home. I know it may sound a bit obvious, but it is something to keep in mind when you are on the edge to give into cravings. It really helps get those cravings away, however drink with moderation…
Eat Yourself Sexy!
I was on the treadmill last night and I saw this commercial for a new show called ”Eat Yourself Sexy”. I have no idea if the show will actually be good, however I loved the concept and the title of the show. It is everything I stand for! I don´t believe in starving yourself, I believe in eating the healthy diet that suits you and that will give you the results you strive for. You can eat yourself sexy (”Your perception”) by having a clear view of what makes you feel sexy and having a complementary diet to achieve that view. It is not that hard, you just have to have a clear goal and be realistic about it.
I feel sexier every day, and not because I´m starving myself, but because I´m workin hard. I have a clear goal of what makes me feel sexy, and I´m consistant in trying to achieve this goal.
Regardless of goal, I would argue that you have to eat solid meals. Don´t skip meals, you need to be eating throughout the day, especially if you want to promote fat loss. Skipping meals are only going to slow down your metabolism, and you won´t see those desired results you have working so hard to achieve in the gym. A snack is a snack not a proper lunch or dinner!
To make this a little bit easier, this is how I eat myself sexy:
A Fashionably fit typical day:
Breakfast: One boiled egg with half of avocado, hand full of nuts, one kiwi or some blueberries and green tea.(Supplements: Zinc, Digestive enzyme, D3, and Fish oil.)
Snack: Green tea and hand full of nuts
Lunch 1: Steamed blue eye cod, or some other fish, with steamed vegetables. (Supplements: Digestive enzyme, and Zinc)
Lunch 2: Steamed fish again with different vegetables. (Supplements: Digestive enzyme, and Zinc)
Snack: Hand full of nuts
Dinner: Steamed Salmon with organic pesto, stir-fried cabbage, leek and mushrooms. (Supplements: Digestive enzyme and fish oil)
It is so easy eating yourself sexy!
Like theorebmethod would have said ”You Gotta Look Sexy”
I had a really busy day at work yesterday, again I didn´t really take a break so I didn´t get a chance to blog. It was a good day though, I was working constantly from 8.15am to 6.10pm. After work I went straight to the gym for a 35 minute sprint session.
I´m now in my third week of having majority fish in my diet. The first week I could see some great results, not worthy to blog about though. The second week, I felt like I was hitting a plateau. Probably due to my stress levels as well as not having the time to train as hard. I was still consistent with my diet and training, even though it could have been better.
Yesterday I felt so bulky and that my progress was going backwards. Having that said, when I put on my old Cheap Monday jeans this morning, they were significantly looser fitting. I was really surprised how loose they were around my legs and waist.
My point is motivation will come and go, so don´t stress too much about it!
I can so relate to a busy schedule and finding it challenging to do it all. The key thing is that consistency is KING! Even though I felt frustrated that I didn´t have the time or motivation to train as hard as I would have liked to, I stayed consistent. I was still following the diet as well as dragging myself into the gym even if it was only for 35 minutes. Because I have been consistent I´m still seeing results. Results that obviously could have been better, but that’s ok!
CONSISTENCY is KEY and KING!
Spoke with my best friend Kim yesterday, who now lives in Stockholm. Such bad timing that when she finally moves to my hometown I´m on the other side of the world. Anyway our conversation gave me so much energy!
She just graduated, and it felt so good bouncing and organising my ideas with her. My head is exploding of ideas and things I want to do now that I´m about to graduate, but I think I easily get a bit carried away. I need to really organise my thought and develop a good step-by-step plan identifying how I´m going to go about all of this. It´s all very exciting, scary and stressful at the same time.
Lunch today is deep-sea perch with organic pesto, stir-fried red onions and broccolini in olive oil.
The taste of fish can become quite boring if you don´t play around with herbs and spices. I haven´t have pesto in a while and it worked really well with the fish. Next will be oven baked salmon with pesto…
After spending all day working on my CSR and International advertising assignments, I had a good 40 minutes dance off in front of the mirror. I danced to all my favourite HipHop and RnB tunes and was sweating like a pig.. I mixed it up with a couple of sets of body weight squats as well as sit-ups.
I´m now enjoying my well deserved Sunday ”cheat meal”
I think I have the answer to my question regarding the perfect ”cheat meal” COOKIES…
My sunday ”cheat meal” Byron Bay gluten-free triple choc fudge cookies, and Carman´s classic fruit and nut muesli biscuits with a hint of cinnamon. I die!
I wish I had the time and energy to bake something myself, but the baking will have to wait for a couple of weeks.
Are you guys having Sunday ”cheat meal” today?
Good Morning Tootsie´s,
Last night was another great date night with sushi and the movies. It´s becoming what I would say in Swedish a ”favorit i repris” or ”ett vinnande concept”, which basically means ”winning concept”. Time to learn some swedish Aussies :)
This is probably my absolute favourite, grilled salmon, leek, red onion, mayonnaise and some kind of thickened soy sauce. YUM! I only treat my self with one plate of these though, they are quite rich and I don´t want to over do it. I admire people who can just have a nibble of the hings they love and not overindulged. I tried it and it leaves a really good taste in your mouth when you don´t overdo it with the heavy stuff.
Salmon sashimi and seaweed salad is a must!
Salmon and avocado rolls.
After dinner we watched The Rise of the Planet of the Apes, amazing, amazing amazing movie. I love when you get really involved and carried away in the movie.
Today I need to get through at least two of my assignment and I think I´m going to have a dance off workout with myself as well before my Sunday ”Cheat Meal”
If you are looking for a great pair of tights that keeps everything on place when you are exercising, I recommend your next buy is a pair of SKINS!
I have two pairs and I wear them to death…
This model is called A400 Women´s Cpmpression Long Tights and they are definitely worth the price! You can click them home here!
Ok, time to get ready for ”date night”
I LOVE PURPLE SUPERFOODS!
I´m really sorry that the blog has been suffering the last couple of days due to me busy schedule. Time to make up for it!
I had an AMAZING day yesterday, super busy but amazing! It´s funny how a good day that runs smoothly can give you so much energy. I didn´t take one break throughout the day, I was constantly working. It was such an empowering feeling to be given deadlines and be able to deliver quality work or valuable information before the deadline was even due. It´s nice when you feel like you know what you are doing and you are on top of things, (probably because I´m a control freak). :)
I finished off the day with an awesome workout. Many Personal trainers would probably disagree with all the cardio I did, but I needed to just run the stress off from the week.
1. I ran for 20 min,
2. Crosstrainer for 10 min,
3. 10 min sprinting intervals,
4. Crosstrainer for 10 min,
5. Circle training for 15 min (Shoulder press, Step-ups, abs)
6. 4 min sprints
Indulge in purple foods, as they have a lot of nutrient, cancer fighting properties as well as loaded with antioxidants.
”According to U.S. Department of Agriculture, purple foods contain important nutrients called anthocyanins, which are responsible for the purple, blue and red colors of some fruits. As an antioxidant, anthocyanin protects against cell damage from free radicals. Anthocyanin also is studied for its efficacy in fighting cancer, heart disease and age-related conditions of the brain.”
Source: Livestrong.com Read more here!
Purple foods such as cabbage, blackberries, blueberries, purple grapes, plums, figs, eggplant are not only nutritious and delicious they make your food look even more taste. Especially if you are eating a boring steamed white cod!
Dinner, steamed blue eye cod with lemon and herbs, served with stir-fried cabbage and red onion in olive oil. As it is ”that time of the month” I have a lot of onion in my meals. According to (The New Complete Guide to Nutritional Health, by Pierre Jean & Kirsten Hartvig) it helps release period pains. Further onions have antibiotic and anti-fungal properties to help protect you against colds and influenza, as well as being beneficial to the digestive system.
Indulge in purple food!